Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Huntress - Teen Lesbian Fantasy with an Asian Mythology Twist

Huntress by Malinda Lo

Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn’t shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people’s survival hangs in the balance.

To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two seventeen-year-old girls, are picked to go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to Taninli, the city of the Fairy Queen. Taisin is a sage, thrumming with magic, and Kaede is of the earth, without a speck of the otherworldly. And yet the two girls’ destinies are drawn together during the mission. As members of their party succumb to unearthly attacks and fairy tricks, the two come to rely on each other and even begin to fall in love. But the Kingdom needs only one huntress to save it, and what it takes could tear Kaede and Taisin apart forever.

"Huntress" is a finalist for the 2012 Lambda Literary Award in the LGBT Children’s/Young Adult category!  Add your review of "Huntress" in comments!


Alex said...

I read this and loved it, particularly the Asian feel she gave this story. I enjoyed Ash, too.. Now I am waiting for Lo's next book to come out.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written book, it quickly became one of my favourites :) I'm certainly looking forward to more books from Malinda Lo

ivanova said...

I loved Huntress! It is a classic sword and sorcery YA fantasy novel in the Robin McKinley vein, with these kickass protagonists who fall in love.

Nerija said...

Looks fascinating! I love folklore/fairy-tale/mythology-based stories, so I immediately put a hold on this book from my library.